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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$8.00

Hamill, Pete
DOWNTOWN: My Manhattan
Boston: Back Bay Books, 2005

First paperback edition. Octavo. 289 pp. Paperback. Near Fine - a clean, tight copy. New York native Pete Hamill has never stopped loving his city. In this memoir of his life there, he begins with his first sight of the skyline, from Brooklyn, when he was a boy, and goes on to walk the city's streets, from Times Square south to the tip of the island. Mixing history and architecture with personal recollections, Hamill conveys a deep appreciation for New York and an awareness that the basic tolerance New Yorkers develop toward each other is what holds the place together in all its staggering diversity.
Inventory number #007853



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$35.00

Gregory, Jamee
NEW YORK APARTMENTS: Private Views
NY: Rizzoli, 2004

Quarto. 208 pp; color photographs throughout. Hardcover with dj. Fine/Fine. Offering a rare glimpse into the opulent world of the Manhattan elite, this book features the interiors of 25 of the most elegant NYC apartments by such renowned designers as Mario Buatta, David Easton, Charles Gwathmey, Albert Hadley, Mark Hampton, Bunny Williams, and many others.
Inventory number #007553



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Esten, John & Rose Bennett Gilbert
MANHATTAN STYLE
NY: Little, Brown, 1990

First edition. Quarto. vii; 215 pp; fully illustrated with color photographs by George Chinsee; bibliography, index. Cloth in unclipped dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket has short crease at upper corner of back cover, two corners lightly rubbed. Also paper clip indentations at the top of several pages. This book profiles the interiors of Elsie de Wolfe, Rose Cumming, Sister Parish, Albert Hadley, William Odom, Van Day Truex, Billy Baldwin, David Easton, and many other Manhattan designers.
Inventory number #007152



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$20.00

King, Robert Arthur
FACES IN STONE: Architectural Sculpture in New York City
NY: W.W. Norton, 2008

First edition. Oblong octavo. 144 pp; 250 b/w photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine. A delightful collection of quirky faces and figures that appear on New York City buildings, most built during the years between the Civil War and World War I. Designed for entrances, around doorways, on cornices, and in lobbies, they include beautiful women's faces, frightening grotesques, and natural elements such as acanthus leaves, vines, and flowers.
Inventory number #006884



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$26.00

Isaacs, Julius
OATH OF DEVOTION
NY: E.P. Dutton, 1949

First edition. Octavo. 337 pp; index. Blue cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, light wear to corners, small chip at top of jacket spine & top rear corner.
Inventory number #005496



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$12.00

Nesterman, Lewis J.
NEW YORK HANDY GUIDE
NY: Nester House Publications, 1948

Octavo. 95 pp; b/w photographs and maps. Stapled covers. VG, minor rubbing to covers, minor wear to corners and spine. A sightseeing guide to New York city in 1948, with photographs of the major sights
Inventory number #005494



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$100.00

Kreitler, Peter Gwillim
FLATIRON: A Photographic History of the World's First Steel Frame Skyscraper 1901-1990
Washington, DC: American Institute of Architects Press, 1990

Second printing. Quarto. xiii, 216 pp; b/w & color photographs; catalog; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. This book documents one of the most photographed architectural landmarks of the 20th century through the author's collection of photographs, which spans nine decades, from 1901 to 1990. Included are classic depictions by photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz and Karl Struss and contemporary ones by Joel Meyerowitz, George Tice, Lee Friedlander, and others.
Inventory number #005280



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Bone, Kevin, ed.
THE NEW YORK WATERFRONT: Evolution and Building Culture of the Port and Harbor
NY: Monacelli Press, 1997

Large octavo. 280 pp; numerous b/w illustrations; chronology; glossary; bibliography. Paperback. Near Fine.This book is an unprecedented documentation of the rise and fall of the New York City waterfront's architectural, technological, industrial, and commercial existence over the past 150 years.
Inventory number #005278



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$12.00

Bowen, Croswell
THE ELEGANT OAKEY
NY: Oxford University Press, 1956

First edition. Octavo. 292 pp, several b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Black cloth with silver-stamped spine lettering with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has small loss at head of spine & slight wear to corners, inked price next to printed price on front jacket flap. The biography of A. Oakey Hall, who served as mayor of New York City from 1869 to 1872. A lawyer, he was the prosecutor in the notorious Burdell murder case, and a chief defender of August Belmont when Belmont sued the Evening Post for libel.
Inventory number #004754



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$40.00

Baker, Martha & Sara Evans
THE OUTDOOR LIVING ROOM
NY: Clarkson Potter, 2001

Quarto. 224 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs; resources. Hardcover with dj. Fine/Fine. Landscape designer Martha Baker offers more than 45 examples where porches, pools, patios, decks, and gardens have been turned into outdoor living spaces. The styles include classic, rustic, romantic, modern, whimsical, and in town. The resource section illustrates and describes garden furniture, architectural and landscape elements, and decorative items.
Inventory number #004200



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Stevenson, James
UPTOWN LOCAL, DOWNTOWN EXPRESS
NY: Viking Press, 1983

Octavo. 100 pp; illustrated with the author's pen and ink drawings. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. VG/VG. A clean, unmarked copy; small chip at top of unclipped jacket spine. Author is a New Yorker writer and illustrator.
Inventory number #003359



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Marcuse, Maxwell F.
THIS WAS NEW YORK! A Nostalgic Picture of Gotham in the Gaslight Era
New York: Carlton Press, 1965

Octavo. 447 pp; numerous b/w photographs; index. Cloth with dj. VG/VG, top of dj spine lightly chipped. A well-illustrated history of Old New York in the gaslight era.
Inventory number #002913



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$8.00

Colwin, Laurie
ANOTHER MARVELOUS THING
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986

First edition (stated). Octavo. 130 pp. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. VG/VGa clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket lightly chipped at head of spine, top edge of jacket a bit toned, back panel lightly soiled. The book consists of eight linked stories (five of which appeared in the New Yorker) tracing the course of a love affair between professional associates, each married to someone else. The author traces the subtleties of love, both married and adulterous; this time the author adds another marvelous thing - the birth of a baby.
Inventory number #001726



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good-


Price:
$12.00

Christman, Henry M
WALT WHITMAN'S NEW YORK From Manhattan to Montauk
NY: Macmillan Company, 1963

Octavo. xiv, 188 pp; 8 pages of b/w photographs. Cloth with dj. VG/VG-, dj spine darkened & lightly chipped along top. The articles in this volume, collected together for the first time, are a series of unsigned pieces called "Brooklyniana," which Whitman wrote for the Brooklyn Standard between 1861 and 1862.
Inventory number #001041



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$40.00

Clary, Martin
MID-MANHATTAN: That Section of the Greater City of New York Between Washington Square and Central Park and the East and North Rivers in the Borough of Manhattan
NY: Forty-Second Street Property Owners and Merchants Assoc., 1929

Quarto. 215 pp; numerous b/w photographs & drawings; unnumbered section of pages about the 42nd Street Property Owners & Merchants Assoc. Dark blue silk moire with gilt medallion on front board. This book was planned as a permanent record of the past and present life of this section of the city, in words and pictures, for the use of libraries, newspapers, institutiions, business executives, etc.
Inventory number #000746



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$15.00

Friedman, Mildred & Glenn M. Andres
HHPA: Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates: Buildings and Projects 1992-1998
NY: Rizzoli, 1999

First edition. Quarto. 224 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket in protective mylar cover. HHPA is especially renowned for its theater and performing arts complexes. This book features the presentation of 50 projects (interiors and exteriors), plus works in progress and planning projects. They include: Windows on the World restaurant at the World Trade Center and Bryant Park in New York City; Cleveland Library, Hawaii Theatre Center in Honolulu; the comprehensive development plan for Warner Bros. Hollywood Studios; and the Los Angeles Public Library, Central Library, built in 1926 by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue.
Inventory number #000351